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Traditional Flint Juneteenth Celebration | June 1 - 19, 2024

Celebrating Black Liberation

Funded by Bridging Michigan

Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are honored to partner and host a portion of the Juneteenth festivities for a 4th year on the Flint Cultural Campus

Saturday & Sunday | June 15 - 16, 2024

The Spotlight @ Sloan Museum | Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery & Longway Planetarium | 1221 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503
Sponsored by: Sloan Museum of Discovery & Longway Planetarium

Purpose: Partnering for our fourth year with Sloan Museum/Longway Planetarium to bring Blackness to the cultural center. The traditional Freedom March will start the festivities that provide spiritual covering with art activities for children, entertainment, performances, and a few special surprises. Vendors will be present.

Freedom Fund Youth Dinner |  Sunday, June 16 from 6 - 8 p.m. 

Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery | 1221 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503
Sponsored by: Flint Juneteenth Committee

Purpose: The Juneteenth celebration traditionally begins in remembrance and in honor of the nearly 1,500 children slaughtered in Soweto, South Africa, on June 16, 1976, protesting against Apartheid, thus beginning the end of apartheid. ‘The Children’s Brigade” were painfully hosed and jailed by police during the Civil Rights Movement. These youth played a powerful role in moving the Civil Rights protest to a successful conclusion. This tribute will be led by children with the support of elder leadership. Dinner and entertainment will be provided.

Juneteenth, also known as “Emancipation Day” or “Freedom Day,” commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 17, 2021, Juneteenth was declared a National holiday - a day for African Americans to honor their culture and history, while also giving non-Black people an opportunity to learn about the day’s significance.

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

June 1-19, 2024

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Learn more about 2024 Juneteenth events being celebrated throughout Flint

For more information, email FlintJuneteenth@gmail.com

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